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Monthly archive: November 2013

29 November 2013

Change in advice on EC effectiveness in heavier women

The European manufacturer of an emergency contraceptive pill identical to Plan B, also known as the morning-after pill, will warn women that the drug is completely ineffective for women who weigh more than 176 pounds and begins to lose effectiveness in women who weigh more than 165 pounds, Mother Jones reports.

29 November 2013

Teenage pregnancies in the European Union

This was a study of cross-country and regional variations and trends in reported teenage pregnancies in the context of legislation and youth sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services in Europe. From Acta Obstetricia Gynecologica Scandinavica.

20 November 2013

Australia: Precarious employment and later motherhood

The longer a woman stays in casual work the less likely she is to have given birth by 35, a University of Adelaide study shows.

18 November 2013

UK: Courts affirm role of clinical judgement in multiple embryo transfer

The UK's High Court has ruled that the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority's actions towards two clinics over a licence condition to impose a maximum multiple birth rate were unlawful.

15 November 2013

November digest: Abortion in Ireland - ‘No way to treat women’

This month's top stories on Reproductive Review.

13 November 2013

Ireland: Abortion ban challenged at UN

An Irishwoman whose fetus bore a fatal heart defect has filed a United Nations petition against Ireland because it outlaws abortions in such circumstances.

12 November 2013

Breastfeeding bribes

A new scheme that gives new mums money to breastfeed is an assault on choice. By Jennie Bristow, editor, Reproductive Review.

12 November 2013

UK: Debate on use of graphic abortion imagery

Video footage of a debate between Ann Furedi, CEO of BPAS, and Gregg Cunningham, Executive Director of the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform (CBR), an American anti-abortion group.

11 November 2013

UK: Official report highlights problems in the maternity service

Maternity units are having to shut temporarily or turn away expectant mothers because NHS childbirth services have too few midwives and are struggling to cope with the ongoing baby boom, according to the National Audit Office.

11 November 2013

UK: Mother of disabled girl sues for compensation

The mother of a girl who died at the age of 11 after a life in ‘almost constant pain’ is suing for compensation, claiming doctors had failed to warn her of the disability.